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Middle East Uprisings

WRONG: Nobel Prize Winner Makes Unbelievable Morsi Comparison

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Yemeni journalist and 2011 Nobel Peace Price winner Tawakkol Karman recently came under fire for comparing Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi with...

Activist: Journalist Tortured In Bahrain

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Bahrain human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says the government there is escalating its crackdown on protests in advance of a major opposition ral...

Pharaoh In A Cage: Five Lessons From The Mubarak Trial

Bruce Feiler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The sight of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and other members of his regime in white prison fatigues, behind bars, in a cage in Cairo is the most significant event in the Arab Spring since his ouster six months ago.

Citi: Greek Situation Could Be 'Tough To Constrain' In Europe

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

ST PETERSBURG (Ekaterina Golubkova and Kiryl Sukhotski) - Greece's debt crisis may be contagious and poses one of the biggest risks to global fina...

'U.S. Do Something'

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Welcome to the 21st century, a time already characterized by the limits on American power. This is not an argument for isolationism. It is an argument for a realistic understanding of what we can and cannot do and should and should not do.

Asian Countries Join Forces To Fight Inflation Risk

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

HANOI - Finance ministers of China, Japan and South Korea are mindful of the challenges from inflation, rising commodity prices and the increasing...

I Want My Al Jazeera

Naomi Wolf | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media
Naomi Wolf

For America's sake, I hope that Al Jazeera penetrates the US media market. Unless Americans see the images and narratives that shape how others see us, the US will not be able to overcome its reputation as the world's half-blind bully.

The Saudi Counter-Revolution

Alastair Crooke | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Alastair Crooke

The first wave of the Arab awakening, which led to the euphoric overthrow of autocracy in Tunisia and Egypt and then the uprising in Libya, is giving way to the next turn of events: the emergence of the counter-revolution led by Saudi Arabia.

On International Women's Day, Demand That Uprisings Throughout The Middle East Overturn Patriarchal Tradition

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Maryam Zar

It has been long ingrained in mythology and legendry that the good Eastern woman is to serve quietly and to live out her days subservient to the dictates of her master and patriarch.

The Great Wealth Shift Upward: Corporatists' War on the Working Class

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

"Balancing the budget" and "deficit reduction" have become code for shifting the benefits of government spending to corporations away from workers.

A New Chapter in the American-Arab Relationship

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

It might be lucky for Obama that the Arab uprisings coincide with his second battle for the presidency -- if he makes good use of this opportunity. This requires blending aspirations and realities wisely, and with moral courage.

Iran and Egypt: The Story of Two Uprisings

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

How do we not end up with a situation where the only regimes to change are those who were pro-American, because they were reluctant to use excessive brutality and were most subject to American influence?